Learn about agriculture

Saturday in Agassiz filled with events focused on farming

It’s a big day for agriculture in Agassiz on Saturday.

The Slow Food Cycle Tour takes place all day, featuring some of the area’s wonderful food and farming businesses.

It’s also the annual open house at the Ag-Canada Research Station, where the public is invited to walk through the buildings, take in exhibits, and speak with scientists about what is happening in agricultural research.

And finally, the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre is holding its annual open house as well.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the public is invited to tour exhibits and speak with students and scientists.

It’s a chance to learn about issues they are addressing, including:

• Can clinical disease be predicted by an animal’s behaviour?

• Do cows prefer to be indoors or outdoors?

• Could consumption of skim or whole milk protect people against intestinal (GI) disease?

• Can a cow’s activity be used to predict its reproductive performance?

• How can producers help reduce the rate of loss of the world

The UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre is at 6974 Lougheed Hwy., right beside the research centre. Both are part of the Slow Food Cycle Tour.